Israeli prime minister "heartbroken" by Pittsburgh synagogue attack

Israeli prime minister

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Saturday he was "heartbroken and appalled" by a shooting attack in a Pittsburgh synagogue that killed at least eight people.

"The entire people of Israel grieve with the families of the dead. We stand together with the Jewish community of Pittsburgh, we stand together with the American people in the face of this horrendous anti-Semitic brutality and we all pray for the speedy recovery of the wounded," Netanyahu said in a statement.

(Reporting by Maayan Lubell; Editing by Peter Graff)

This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed.

Firstpost is now on WhatsApp. For the latest analysis, commentary and news updates, sign up for our WhatsApp services. Just go to Firstpost.com/Whatsapp and hit the Subscribe button.

Updated Date: Oct 28, 2018 00:05:13 IST

Also See